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Published: 05/22/2008
Tom Frouge, Co-Founder and Co-Producer of Globalbuquerque,

Kanda Bongo Man, Vieux Farka Toure and 17 Hippies join Globalquerque! 2008 Lineup!

Icon, scion and world fusion madness all take the stage as the World Comes to Albuquerque September 19 & 20!
Soukous legend KANDA BONGO MAN (Democratic Republic of Congo), precociously talented newcomer and son of the late Ali Farka Toure, VIEUX FARKA TOURE (Mali)and Germany's madcap genre-busters 17 HIPPIES have all been confirmed to perform at Globalquerque! New Mexico's 4th Annual Celebration of World Music & Culture, which takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC)on September 19 & 20, 2008. 
The three will join previously confirmed acts including LILA DOWNS (Mexico), HAPA (Hawai'i), SAVINA YANNATOU (Greece), MOR KARBASI (Israel), GENTACORUM (Quebec) and ORCHID ENSEMBLE (China/Canada) performing on 3 stages of 2 days.  More artist will be announced soon! 
For up-to-date info on performers, festival schedule, The Global Village of Craft Culture & Cuisine, our free community day programming and more please visit our newly re-vamped site at
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